In less than a month, Russ will accompany John (red shirt) and Clay (no shirt) to Kazan, Russia for the upcoming University Games. The Games are similar to the Olympics, but limited to university aged students which means that some of the participants are already Olympians.
For a week, the local volleyball federation (NMIVF) invited Coach "Go" from Japan to provide intensive training for the two competitors. The guys learned invaluable new techniques as they worked four to five hours a day with Coach Go. This beach volleyball team will be the only representatives from the CNMI to attend this year's Games. What an adventure they'll be able to experience.